While I was distracting you with the fetching orange striped mitts, the hat decided to get bigger.
Quite a bit bigger actually…
So big that I may only have room for five colors (the set comes with six, and I’d hoped to have room for them all, but that may not quite work out).
I’m torn between the pale green, and the yellow. The green feels a little cooler, somehow more sedate. And the yellow more cheerful. I think either is probably actually fine…but somehow that makes the choice all the harder.
I’ve done you a disservice. I got all distracted showing this particular bit of fluff off on instagram and sort of forgot to show it off here too (I know, I find it odd too…but your best chance of seeing all the things these days is to keep an eye on me over there). Remember the On The Round rainbow goodness from the other day?
Well it turned into a swatch.
And then that swatch got tweaked and turned into another swatch.
And then that swatch went all sorts of good places.
This is going to end up being a hat (possibly with a companion piece depending on how my yarn and enthusiasm hold up…). And I suspect it’s going to be something rather special.
Yarn is from On The Round (their Everyday DK is Silver Lining Tweed and Everyday Lite in Silver Lining Rainbow). And yes it’s every bit that pretty in real life. You want it in your stash!
From time to time I get an idea, I chat with someone about that idea, and then yarn comes in the mail.
Pretty pretty yarn.
Yarn that will come together into what I hope will be rather magical.
If the speckly bit looks familiar, that’s because it’s from Ontheround and it’s what I used to knit the heart on circs the other day. It’s their Everyday DK. And the rainbow one is their Everyday Lite in Silver Lining Rainbow. And I suspect the two are going to have no end of fun together! There will be swatching. Lots and lots of swatching!
So last time I showed off (just a bit) of the pretty from the trip to Maine. But I know you guys are here more for yarn than for general travel festivities. And don’t worry, there was yarn. No really I checked. There was.
First up, a bit of Malabrigo. And no, it’s not local to Maine, but I strongly prefer to buy Malabrigo in person, and these four were too lovely to pass up!
And when in Maine, you’re pretty much contractually obligated to get a bit of Seven Sisters Arts.